“There is a clear impression that Indonesia is capable of holding the presidency. “
The successful holding of the G20 Summit, which will feature 150 side events in 20 cities that are expected to draw many foreign participants, will open investment opportunities in Indonesia and improve people’s economy and welfare.
Head of the communication bureau of the Coordinating Ministry for Maritime Affairs and Investment, Andreas Dipi Patria, made the remarks at a virtual discussion broadcast from here on Monday.
“It is our opportunity to not only promote our tourism sector. We also must show them that we are ready to be a nice place to invest,” he said.
He further said he expected the tourism and investment sectors to create many jobs for the community and have a multiplier effect on national economic growth.
It is predicted that at least 33 thousand workers are needed to implement the 150 side events, he pointed out.
Thus, Indonesia’s 2022 G20 Presidency will not only have an impact on Bali — the location of the main summit — but also on other regions, he added.
“Thus, it is a momentum for our economy to recover after declining in the last two years due to the pandemic,” Patria stated.
At the same discussion, Bali Governor I Wayan Koster informed that the first meeting of the 2022 G20 Summit series had been held in Bali last week.
It was reported that the participants gave a good response regarding the meeting, he noted.
“There is a clear impression that Indonesia is capable of holding the presidency. It seems that the Financial Track Meeting, which was initially planned to be held in Jakarta, is also going to be implemented in Bali,” the governor said.
According to President Joko Widodo’s directives, as the first developing country and also the first nation in Southeast Asia to hold the G20 Presidency, Indonesia must make a great impression, he added.
“The President has emphasized that there must be something new about the meetings, not just implementing the ordinary ones. There must be new experiences about them,” he said.
Thus, he promised to provide a more supportive atmosphere for the upcoming meetings in Bali.